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From: Thorsten Jolitz <tjolitz@gmail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Some desktop managers co-opt C-M-right and C-M-left
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:56:46 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87zjjgmcxt.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: 19085911.1397994334763.JavaMail.root@elwamui-hound.atl.sa.earthlink.net

Susan Cragin <susancragin@earthlink.net> writes:

> Aggghhh.
> I changed to the Enlightenment desktop manager, changed my underlying
> distro to Lubuntu (LXDE)
>
> Both desktop managers co-opt the C-M-right and -left keys to change
> desktops. (They also co-opt C-S-right.) Ditto -up and -down.
>
> I have tried the following: 
>
> (global-set-key (kbd "C-S-right") 'org-demote-subtree)
> (global-set-key (kbd "C-S-left") 'org-promote-subtree)
>
> error: C-S- must prefix a single character, not right
>
> Have also tried C-M-right, with similar results. 
>
> Does anyone have an idea? I have two problems. On-line documentation
> has told me that I can spell out the word "right" to mean
> "right-arrow," but clearly that is wrong, and there is one letter that
> does this. ???

maybe "C-S-<right>"?

> My second problem is this: will a command set in .emacs over-ride a
> command set by my desktop? 

I don't think so, the command will probably never reach Emacs because
its used by the WM

> If it does not, should I try the following, and use the Windows /
> super key?

You could also try to change the WM (or OS) keybindings and free those
key combinations you want for Emacs. Its an ongoing struggle, I had and
have these problems/conflict too, its even worse on the console where
some keyboard keys are just dead by default. 

-- 
cheers,
Thorsten

  reply	other threads:[~2014-04-20 11:55 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2014-04-20 11:45 Some desktop managers co-opt C-M-right and C-M-left Susan Cragin
2014-04-20 11:56 ` Thorsten Jolitz [this message]
2014-04-20 11:58 Susan Cragin
2014-04-20 12:03 Susan Cragin

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